I don’t mean delivering a baby hurts – because we all know that already.
I mean having a hard toy thrown at your foot, hard, right on that really bony bit of knuckle on the toe next to your big toe. That really hurts. A pain that’s surprisingly stronger than expected, in my case about 12 times stronger than expected. “Jesus! Do you think my toe’s broken? I think he’s chipped the bone! No, I can’t stop going on about it. Will you get some painkillers please? It MUST be broken!”
Then there’s the tantrum-induced head butt in the nose. This one doesn’t just hurt. This one’s a shock, such a massive shock. “Oh My God! I can’t even see, my eyes are watering so much. Is it bleeding? I haven’t taken a blow to the nose since I played basketball 23 years ago!”
Someone needs to get you a hot, sweet cup of tea quickly to make sure you don’t pass out from the impact and the horror of hearing that cracking-cement noise from the inside of your ears during the moment your nose was brutally repositioned into your skull.
But I tell you what, we learn how to hold in the screams of pain when it counts don’t we ladies? One night after spending over two hours trying to get my gorgeous boy asleep during a bad bout of teething I stubbed my little toe on the corner of the cot. Badly. Toe changed-colour-style bad. Don’t get me wrong, it hurt. It hurt like hell. It was worthy of all my best swear words, but I made it out of the bedroom quietly and into the living room before I shared my pain with my other half. “… but I didn’t make a single noise while I was in there.
To be honest, for how long it took to get him to sleep, I could have sliced off three toes and still wouldn’t have made a noise!”
So MOLOs, what’s the worst your baby’s hurt you? Tell us in the comments below.
About Steph Berg
First time mum.
First time blogger.
Worked in the commercial radio industry in Australia and Europe for 18 years.
Currently full time mum to 1 year old little boy.
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